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Forward T - Product Comparison

This page provides a comparison between products of the "Forward T" product line. The page contains a short Product Comparison Chart and Comparison Chart - Programs. Please note that some parts of the software and functionality are not included in every product of the product line. Look over this page before choosing the product best suited to your needs.

Some products serve as a basis for others (and vice versa: more complex products may contain simpler ones within). It is possible to upgrade from one product to another with the upgrade payment. For more specific information, please contact Support or see the current Price List in the "Purchase" Section.




 Auto Detect program option for automatically inserting commercials by the cue tone (DTMF, jingles) is offered as an additional option to "Forward TA" and "Forward TP / TP2". For more details 

Product Comparison Chart

The chart below lists only the main components, whose presence or absence and different functionality leads to differences between the products. Other components not listed in the chart explicitly are included in all products of the Product Line.
Bracketed is the corresponding software performing the functions described. To download a detailed description of the programs, go to the "Documentation" Section.

Product

Function (Software Included)

Video and audio input from analog sources to AVI files (FDCapture, a set of video codecs*)

Video and audio nonlinear editing (Forward AV Studio)

Professional-quality chromakey (rear projection) (FDKeyConfig, FDKeyConfig Pro)

 

Preparing titles (Forward Titling, TXT to TGA, FrwRoll Emulator) and complicated title projects (FDTitle Designer, TVClock, etc.), previewing on a TV monitor with no ability to overlay titles on the passthrough video

 

 

Preparing titles (Forward Titling, TXT to TGA, FrwRoll Emulator) and complicated title projects (FDTitle Designer, TVClock, etc.), previewing on a TV monitor with the ability to overlay titles on the passthrough video

Broadcasting audio from files

 

Automatically broadcasting data on air according to the schedule with real-time control (FDOnAir)

     **

Recording video and audio (1 or 2 channels) with simultaneously broadcasting data on air with a delay (FDPostPlay system).

       
(recording 1 or 2 channels)
Recording video and audio up to 4 channels, broadcasting with slow motion instant replays with a delay (FDReplayMachine system).          
(recording up to 4 channels)
Price
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* Video codecs are included in all products of the Product Line.
** The FDOnAir program does not support audio output from files in Forward TT product.

Product Comparison Chart - Programs

The chart below provides a comparison between products of the "Forward T" product line according to the presence or absence of programs included in the Software ("+" marks the programs included in the corresponding product software). The "+" mark in the "No Board" column indicates the ability of the corresponding program to operate without an FD300 board installed.

To download a detailed description of the programs, go to the "Documentation" Section. If you have any questions, please contact Support.

Program Name

Function

T

TA

TP

TP2

TK

TT

No Board

FDConfig

Setting the parameters of the FD300 board

+

+

+

+

+

+

-

FDSoundControl

Mixing several audio signals from various sources for the FD300 board in real time

+

+

+

+

+

+

-

FDCapture

Capturing video/audio data manually, according to the timetable, from a videorecorder

+

+

+

+

+

-

-

FDTitleDesigner

Creating and editing title objects

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

Forward AV Studio

Multitrack audio and video editor

+

+

+

+

+

+

+ (no-board analog available)

FDOnAir

Video server for controlling a TV studio broadcast based on the FD300 board. Supports displaying external video, captions, playing animation and audio files, overlaying static and animated logotypes, crawl line, and other broadcast design elements.

-

+

+

+

-

+

+ (to create schedules)

Forward Titling

Creating graphics files containing full-color image with alpha-channel.

+

+

+

+

+

+

+ (no-board analog available)

FDPostPlayPreview

Previewing data captured to the PostPlay storage, cutting clips for their subsequent playback in FDOnAir

-

-

+

+

-

-

+

FDPostPlayVideoIn

Creating, deleting, configuring PostPlay storages for video and audio data, capturing data to storages

-

-

+

+

-

-

-

FDPostPlayVideoIn2

Multichannel data input in the PostPlay system

-

-

+

+

-

-

-

FDTimeShift

Rebroadcasting TV signal with a specified fixed time shifting

FDPostPlayIndicator

Displaying the PostPlay server state, launching its components from the local menu

-

-

+

+

-

-

-

FDKeyConfig

Changing and controlling the chromakey (rear projection) parameters

-

-

-

-

+

-

-

FDPreviewMonitor

Previewing the FD300 board video output/input in the program window without using an external TV monitor

+

+

+

+

+

-

-

FDMPEGIndexer

Creating an index file for playing MPEG2 video data

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

TVClockDesigner

Creating and editing a clock for broadcast design. The clock image can be a dial plate with hands, a digital display, a mixed image.

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

CopyDR

Copying files/folders with a specified data rate

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

FDImageUpdater

Automatically generating graphics images on the basis of dynamically changing text information

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

FDMovieListEditor

Task Editor for the "MovieList" title element

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

FDWebTracker

Automatically receiving text information from a specified web site

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

SPTEditor

Task Editor for the "RollCrawl" title element

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

TXT2TGA

Task Editor for the "RollCrawl" title element

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

TXT2AVI

Discontinued

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

TGA2AVI

Creating an AVI file with transparency from a set of images (graphics files) with transparency

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

AVIInterleave

Changing (normalizing) interleaving in AVI files

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

SLRegManager

Saving/restoring/deleting the settings of the ForwardT Software programs in the Windows

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

rifflist

Getting information about the main parameters of an AVI file

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

avitype

Changing FourCC in AVI files without rewriting the files

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

SLLogViewer

Reviewing the protected log file with the results of the OnAir operation.

-

+

+

+

-

+

+

SLTitlePreview

Previewing titles in the program window on the computer monitor

-

+

+

+

-

+

+

SoftLab-NSK codecs

A set of VfW codecs to work with the most common video formats

+

+

+

+

+

+

+